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Science-Backed Weight Loss Strategies

An estimated 74% of adults in the United States were overweight or obese as of 2018, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.

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Unhealthy weight can lead to many concerning conditions, including:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • High cholesterol
  • Malnutrition
  • Liver disease
  • Mood disorders

Yet, the CDC reports that almost half of adults attempted to lose weight over a 12-month period from 2013-2016.

That means lots of people have tried to be healthier but aren’t making much headway in losing weight and improving their body composition.

Weight loss is more complicated than “calories in, calories out.”

There are health and aging factors to consider, plus undiagnosed conditions that make weight easy to gain — and hard to lose.

That’s why Defy Medical offers science-backed, provider-guided Weight Management plans to help you reach your fitness and weight loss goals. Read on to learn more about your potential medication and therapy options.

Weight Management Prescriptions

Weight management adheres to a multi-faceted lifestyle model that’s comprised of several interrelated decisions and activities such as:

  • Eating healthy foods and understanding portion sizes.
  • Creating a holistic exercise regimen that works with your schedule, incorporates your interests, is dynamic enough to prevent burnout, and sets reasonable goals.
  • Incorporating medications and supplements as appropriate to help support your goals.

Defy Medical offers access the wealth of safe, clinically proven, prescription weight management medications that are currently available (as appropriate for the patient).


This medication works by suppressing the appetite to stimulate lipolysis (fat loss). It can be prescribed short-term as a support supplement to a weight loss plan that includes regular exercise and a low-calorie diet. See Phentermine in the patient portal.

Lipo Burn SR NEW

This medication works by suppressing appetite while boosting metabolism. It contains caffeine which has been shown to act as a calorie burner. This medication is designed to be prescribed on a short-term basis and combined with exercise and a low-calorie diet.
There are three versions of this medication available. Speak with your provider or Patient Services to discuss which one is right for you: Lipo Burn 1Lipo Burn 2Lipo Burn 3

Please be advised that you will need to speak to your provider or Patient Services to see if you are currently eligible to be put on a prescription weight management protocol or if an interim consult with your provider is needed.

Non-Prescription Weight Management Supplements

Lipo-C Injections

This injection includes Methionine, Inositol, Choline, L-Carnitine and B-Complex, which work together to help reduce overall body fat while preserving lean muscle. Order Lipo-C from Defy Medical’s online store for self-administration, or come into the Defy Tampa clinic to have your injection administered by our staff.

B12 Injections

This vitamin injectable can support metabolic function and give you an energy boost, which can motivate you to follow through on your fitness goals. Visit our Defy Tampa clinic to receive B12 injections, or order the injectable nutrient through our online store for self-administration.

Fat Loss Kit

Defy Medical’s Fat Loss Kit is a combination of LIPO-C and Vitamin B12 injections. This combination can help boost energy levels, improve your mood, and increase weight loss while keeping lean muscle intact. Available in the Defy Tampa clinic or through our online store for self-administration.

LipoSculpt Cream

Aminophylline, LipoSculpt’s active ingredient, inhibits the breakdown of cAMP in fat cells leading to decrease in waist and thigh circumference. The cream’s formulation base, Glycyrrhetinic Acid (GA), is the active ingredient in licorice root, thought to block an enzyme resulting in the reduction of availability of cortisol in fat cells, thus leading to weight loss. Available in the Defy Tampa clinic or through our online store for self-administration.

Other Weight Management Therapies

Weight Management Program

If you’re having a hard time losing weight, or if you’ve recently gained a lot of weight unexpectedly, there may be an unidentified cause.

Defy Medical’s Weight Management program will check key health markers and make recommendations on weight loss medications based on your unique situation.

The first step in this program is to order the Weight Management Panel, which includes:

  • The Complete Blood Count (CBC) to test common blood factors and assess your overall health. This helps eliminate the possibility of conditions like infection, anemia, and others.
  • The Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP-14), which is a common screening panel that checks for liver, metabolism, and kidney function along with fluid balance and other important health markers.
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), which identifies potential thyroid issues, since thyroid disease is a common cause of weight gain and difficulty losing weight.
  • A mini consultation with a provider, where you’ll discuss your test results plus go over the best Weight Management options for you based on your goals, overall health, and lifestyle.

Contact us to discuss your Weight Management options and how you can get started on a medically guided weight loss plan today. 

Weight Loss and Hypothyroidism

Underactive thyroid often leads to weight gain, specifically fat gain. A thyroid condition may cause symptoms like foggy-headedness, fatigue, difficulty regulating body temperature, and slow metabolism.

If you’re experiencing these symptoms, you can order the Complete Thyroid Blood Panel. This panel comprehensively tests wellness markers for an in-depth look at thyroid health.

If testing shows underactive thyroid, Defy Medical offers many options for thyroid treatment. These therapies can ease symptoms and help you feel better – plus bring your body back into balance so you can achieve your fitness goals.

Contact us to learn more about the Complete Thyroid Blood Panel and the treatment options available to patients with an underactive thyroid.

Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormones are key to maintaining a healthy weight. When you have a hormone deficiency, the resulting imbalance can cause fat gain and make weight more difficult to lose. Bringing your hormones up to optimal levels can help facilitate fat loss and increase muscle mass, which can improve overall body composition.

If you’re not currently an HRT patient, talk with a Patient Advocate today to learn more about how HRT can help you. If you’re already an HRT patient, talk with your provider about how you can focus on shedding excess fat and building new muscle.

Get Started at Defy Medical

We offer weight management, weight loss solutions, and hormone restoration therapies to help you reach your optimal body composition (as appropriate for the patient). Ready to learn more? Contact us today.